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VIDEO: Verlander discusses near-no hitter against Angels

During Thursday's, Tigers starter Justin Verlander discussed his one-hit complete game shutout Wednesday night with the Tigers' broadcasters. Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning Wednesday but gave up a leadoff double to catcher Chris...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2015
Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Verlander's outing, Randy Wolf and walking Jose Iglesias

Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Verlander's outing, Randy Wolf and walking Jose Iglesias

While Verlander hasnt quite been able to recover his velocity following a tricep injury earlier this season, he hit 97 late in his 1-hit, complete-game shutout on Wednesday, reminding Scioscia just how effective he can be. DETROIT -- Mike Scioscia has been watching Justin Verlander pitch for more than a decade now. The Los Angeles Angels manager, now in his 16th season, can recall just a few years ago when Verlander could dial it up to 100 mph late in ball games. While Verlander hasn't quite been able to recover his velocity following a tricep injury earlier this...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2015

Could Erick Aybar try to foil no-hit bid with bunt attempt? It crossed Justin Verlander's mind

Erick Aybar raised eyebrows four years ago when he tried to bunt for a base hit leading off the eighth inning against Justin Verlander while his no-hit bid was still in progress. Watch video DETROIT -- Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has done it before. Who's to say he wouldn't try to do it again? Aybar raised eyebrows four years ago when he tried to bunt for a base hit leading off the eighth inning against Justin Verlander while his no-hit bid was still in progress. Aybar's attempt drew heavy criticism from several Tigers players who...
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2015

Detroit Tigers Links: Justin Verlander misses a no-hitter by inches

Verlander takes his recent dominance to the next level, and what makes Bruce Bochy and Joe Maddon so good? Justin Verlander has been on fire for the better part of two months now. Fully rebuilt from the core injury that ruined his 2014 campaign, and the triceps strain that cost him 10 weeks this year, the Tigers ace has retaken his spot as one of the top pitchers in the game. Last night's brilliant performance was just sort of a coming out party for all those who hadn't been paying attention. I'll blow my own horn here a bit with this piece published last week about Verlander's resurgence...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2015

By the numbers: Justin Verlander becomes second active pitcher to lose two no-hitters in 9th inning

Justin Verlander fell just shy of joining Cy Young and four other legends when he had his no-hitter broken up in the ninth inning Wednesday night at Comerica Park. Watch video DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander could name nearly every pitcher who has thrown three or more no hitters in baseball history. He forgot about Cy Young. "Cy Young? Oh, man," said Verlander after his one-hitter Wednesday night. "Anytime you can get in with Cy Young, that's pretty good." But Verlander fell just shy of joining Young -- along with...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2015
Analysis: Wait till next year? Justin Verlander gives Detroit Tigers fans renewed hope for 2016

Analysis: Wait till next year? Justin Verlander gives Detroit Tigers fans renewed hope for 2016

The Tigers plan to obtain two starting pitchers in the offseason in preparation for the 2016 season. Is it possible they already have their ace? DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers plan to obtain two starting pitchers in the offseason in preparation for the 2016 season. Is it possible they already have their ace? Justin Verlander looked like his former self Wednesday night when he came within three outs of his third career no-hitter. He eventually settled for a one-hit shutout in a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels.  "I knew he still had it in him," Tigers manager...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2015
Watch highlights of Justin Verlander's 1-hit shutout

Watch highlights of Justin Verlander's 1-hit shutout

Justin Verlander came close to his third career no-hitter. He settled for a one-hit gem in a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. DETROIT - Justin Verlander came close to his third career no-hitter. He settled for a one-hit gem in a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Chris Iannetta doubled on a ball that landed just fair down the line in left field to break up the no-hit bid leading off the ninth inning. Verlander finished with a one-hit shutout. Watch highlights of the game below: addResponsivePlayer( "6yyy30vtoigi1w23rnxoary74", ...

Justin Verlander loses no-hit bid in 9th

Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff double in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night.
Orange County Register Aug 27, 2015
Angels are held to one hit by Tigers' Justin Verlander

Angels are held to one hit by Tigers' Justin Verlander

DETROIT – Justin Verlander was on his way to taking advantage of a weakened Angels lineup to make history when perhaps the least likely hitter spoiled it. Chris Iannetta, who had just six hits in his previous 54 at-bats as he stood in the box in...
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2015

Justin Verlander's shutout reminded the Tigers, and fans, of the pitcher he still is

No longer bothered by injuries, Verlander looks dominant again and has a miniscule 1.38 ERA with eight earned runs in his last seven starts. DETROIT -- Three outs away from a two-walk no-hitter isn't good enough. But it's pretty darn close. Justin Verlander faced one batter over the minimum. That batter cost him the third no-hitter of his career. A baseball that was hit only inches from being foul followed by a word said on the mound not repeatable for print or over a broadcast. "Heartbreaking," was how catcher James McCann described seeing the white dust kick up from the foul line when...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2015

Justin Verlander overcomes injuries, struggles to throw one-hitter: 'You can't listen to the naysayers'

"You've just got to out there and do what you can," Justin Verlander said Wednesday night. "Work your butt off and believe."
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2015

Justin Verlander gets 'goose bumps' during no-hit bid: 'This has a special meaning'

"I know that they've wanted to see me back as much as I have," Justin Verlander said.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2015
Watch Justin Verlander lose no-hitter in 9th inning against Los Angeles Angels

Watch Justin Verlander lose no-hitter in 9th inning against Los Angeles Angels

Justin Verlander was three measly outs away from joining an elite group of pitchers who have tossed three or more no-hitters in major-league history. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander was three measly outs away from joining an elite group of pitchers who have tossed three or more no-hitters in baseball history. Chris Iannetta ruined the celebration. Iannetta turned on a 97-mph fastball and lined a double that fell just fair the down the left-field line to spoil Verlander's bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning Wednesday night. Verlander went on to pitch a one-hit...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2015
Justin Verlander says pitch that ended no-hit bid was only one he threw down middle all night

Justin Verlander says pitch that ended no-hit bid was only one he threw down middle all night

Chris Iannetta doubled to lead off the ninth inning as Verlander came up three outs short of his third career no-hitter. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander threw it down the middle. Chris Iannetta nearly pulled it foul. But he didn't. And the one pitch Verlander wished he could do over was the only one that went for a hit for the Los Angeles Angels. Iannetta doubled to lead off the ninth inning Wednesday night for the only blemish on a one-hit shutout for Verlander. The Detroit Tigers ended up with a 5-0 victory to end their five-game losing streak. Verlander ended up...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2015
Photos from Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's near no-hitter

Photos from Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's near no-hitter

Check out 25 photos from Justin Verlanders near no-hit game agains the Angels on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. DETROIT - Comerica Park was electric Wednesday night, as Justin Verlander inched toward what would have been his third career no-hitter. Verlander would give up his no-hitter in the ninth inning against Chris Iannetta, who hit a double down the third base foul-line. The Tigers provided run support for Verlander - something that has been pretty rare this season - with two-run home runs by both Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez. Nick Castellanos provided a...

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